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Confederate ancestor analysis #2 – Henry K. Emerson/Emmerson

July 6, 2009 by


Henry K. Emerson (1840-1918) enlisted in Company D, 7th Virginia Cavalry on August 10, 1861. Prior to his enlistment, he did not serve as a member of the local (97th Virginia) militia. He was a little slow in enlisting (the company was originally formed on June 1, 1861), but the reason for the delay cannot […]

144 years ago this evening

April 14, 2009 by


Revisiting a previous post and “memory” acquired only within the past few years.

“Recalling” Ford’s Theatre – a personal indulgence in Civil War “memory”

April 14, 2008 by


I didn’t learn about Edwin Arthur Emerson until about a year or so ago. I think the thing that most intrigued me was that, while I had been fascinated with the soldier family members who had served in the war, I did not realize that I had a family member present, on stage, on the […]

Lincoln on C-Span

March 3, 2008 by


I found this link and thought it would be of interest to some. After attending the kick-off Lincoln event (the Lincoln Birthday event at the Lincoln Family Cemetery in Rockingham County, Virginia)for the Commonwealth of Virginia, I’m looking forward to the different reflections of Lincoln that will be coming out over the next year (and […]